Job 21:34
Good News Translation
And you! You try to comfort me with nonsense! Every answer you give is a lie!

Contemporary English Version
But empty, meaningless words are the comfort you offer me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How then do ye comfort me in vain, whereas your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth?

New American Bible
How empty the consolation you offer me! Your arguments remain a fraud.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How then do ye comfort me in vain, whereas your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth?

comfort

Job 16:2 I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

seeing

Job 13:4 Having first shewn that you are forgers of lies, and maintainers of perverse opinions.

Job 32:3 And he was angry with his friends, because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job.

Job 42:7 And after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Themanite: My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, because you have not spoken the thing that is right before me, as my servant Job hath.

falsehood.

Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
33He hath been acceptable to the gravel of Cocytus, and he shall draw every man after him, and there are innumerable before him. 34How then do ye comfort me in vain, whereas your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth?
Cross References
Job 16:2
I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

Job 22:1
Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said:

Additional Translations
So how can you comfort me with empty words? For your answers remain full of falsehood.”How then comfort you me in vain, seeing in your answers there remains falsehood?

How then comfort ye me in vain, Seeing in your answers there remaineth only falsehood?

How then do ye comfort me in vain? whereas I have no rest from your molestation.

How then comfort ye me in vain? Your answers remain perfidious.

How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth only falsehood?

How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

So how can you comfort me with nonsense, because in your answers there remains only falsehood?"

And how do ye comfort me with vanity, And in your answers hath been left trespass?
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